Wednesday, October 08, 2008
It's pretty weak to have to post news about a rider getting seriously hurt, and when it's someone as iconic and inspirational as Mike Aitken, it makes it that much worse.
Mike took a fall on an over-rotated twist at some trails in Pennsylvania, resulting in some pretty serious head-related damage. There's the full write-up of his injuries and recovery on Mike Aitken.com. However, there's also a page set up on 50:50's site here to help out with some of his medical bills. Before anyone starts getting mardy about "Another donations thing", he has repeatedly tried to get medical insurance, but he was deemed uninsurable. Equally, no-one's forcing you to donate to things like this, so if you're not into it that's fine, but there's no need to be a tool about it...
Anyway, it's up to you to decide if you want to help or if you don't/can't. The option's there if you want it.
Hopefully Mike will make a full recovery ASAP, we need more vids like this: